Day in the Life Archive
With a PhD in Biochemistry, Dr. Bradley Dickerson was pursuing a successful career in a laboratory. In 2007, this course changed when he was inspired to do government service.
The phrase 24/7 is tossed around frequently when discussing preparedness. Patricia Doggett, an Emergency Management Specialist at CDC, walks the walk of 24/7, handling travel arrangements for public health staff who need to get where they are going fast.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Ali S. Khan was the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) until June 2014. Dr. Khan was responsible for all of CDC's public health preparedness and response activities. He shared a busy Friday with us.
A Trauma Nurse Specialist. An Emergency Room Director. Chicago’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Health Emergency Preparedness. These are among the variety of roles that Chris Kosmos tackled before joining CDC in 2009 as the Director of the Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) in CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. She generously answers our questions.
No day is typical for Acting PHPR Deputy Director, Greg Burel. Mr. Burel works directly with PHPR Director Dr. Ali S. Khan. His role is to manage the day-to-day activities of the PHPR Office of the Director and the management operations for PHPR’s 800 staff and $1.3 billion budget. Read about how in the midst of a busy day, he demonstrated flexibility and successfully juggled the demands of work and family life.
Los Angeles born, Tokyo raised, and public health preparedness dedicated! Capt. Deborah Levy, a decorated Commissioned Corps officer, started at CDC in 1996 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer and later transitioned into a preparedness role, helping to develop the Healthcare Preparedness Activity program at the agency. Capt. Levy graciously answers our questions.
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